I hear you!
I used to take japanese lessons as a kid and my teacher always had these for us if we did well on a test.
I used to always get them from the japanese kids at school to. everyone wanted them but I got them cause I could comunicate in japanese to get them
Aw the good ol' days.
My fave, because it's just for us MEN! It's about time!
When i was in highschool i worked in a grocery store that carried all of the pocky... and you can bet i sampled them all!! including the giant pocky... no way I'm paying $12 for a box of giant pocky, when i can sample it for free... the beer pocky was also pretty interesting, but I don't think there was any beer in it....